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Internship Mania 2009 to Offer Numerous Chances for Successful Networking

RELEASED: Feb. 2, 2009

EAU CLAIRE — University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students will explore internship opportunities and gather employment tips during Internship Mania 2009.

The free event will run from 10 a.m.to 3 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Tamarack and Council Fire Rooms of Davies Center. Organizations, businesses and agencies from the Chippewa Valley and other parts of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa will be at the event.

Recruiters will field questions about their companies, accept resumes for internship opportunities and share information about their industries. A complete list of participating employers is available online.

A breakfast social will precede the event from 8-10 a.m. in the Alumni Room of Davies Center. This is an opportunity for students to get to know employers and begin networking.

Career Services also is offering two other free events to help students prepare for Internship Mania.

"Presenting a Professional Image" will be offered from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 4 in Davies Theatre. Students are encouraged to wear their best professional attire to this event for honest critiques from image professionals.

"Employer Research Day" will be offered from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 6 in the Career Services' office in Schofield Hall. Career Services staff will research prospective employers and opportunities available. Students can get help with their resumes and tips on how to talk to employers at Internship Mania.

Internship Mania is sponsored by UW-Eau Claire Student Organizations and Career Services. Monetary sponsors include Northwestern Mutual Financial Network: The Bohannon Group, Virchow, Krause & Company, LLP and the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co.

For more information, contact Jesica Witte at 715-836-4730 or wittejm@uwec.edu.

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